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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I repeat, I have no problem paying my tax, which is more than those below me or people above me paying more. I see no problem here. I can't be any clearer.
    There are some among us who will whine about paying 1%. They want govt services for free, because they DESERVE it. Most of them haven't DONE anything to deserve it, but that is beside their point.

    I get a navy retirement, one of my former coworkers says it is too generous. I told him that he was just as eligible as I, all he had to do was earn it by serving. He said that he had "better things to do with his life".

    Selfishness has no limits, I guess...
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    There are some among us who will whine about paying 1%. They want govt services for free, because they DESERVE it. Most of them haven't DONE anything to deserve it, but that is beside their point.

    I get a navy retirement, one of my former coworkers says it is too generous. I told him that he was just as eligible as I, all he had to do was earn it by serving. He said that he had "better things to do with his life".

    Selfishness has no limits, I guess...
    real selfishness is wanting other people to pay more when they don't get anything additional



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    real selfishness is wanting other people to pay more when they don't get anything additional
    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study

    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study | Reuters

    The rich should pay more taxes, because the rich get more from the government

    Why the rich should pay more taxes

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The United States spent nearly $400 billion last fiscal year to fund tax breaks and programs aimed at helping Americans build wealth, but the majority of that money went to the highest earning taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday.

    Tax policies gave $400 billion to the wealthy - Sep. 22, 2010

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study

    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study | Reuters

    The rich should pay more taxes, because the rich get more from the government

    Why the rich should pay more taxes

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The United States spent nearly $400 billion last fiscal year to fund tax breaks and programs aimed at helping Americans build wealth, but the majority of that money went to the highest earning taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday.

    Tax policies gave $400 billion to the wealthy - Sep. 22, 2010
    opinions noted not shared.

    tax breaks don't cost anything and are not a benefit unless tax breaks mean that those getting them are paying less than what they use

    right now its the bottom 80% who are getting tax breaks while those on the top of the tax burden heap pay far more than they use

    try again

    CNN is a leftwing propaganda site and their terminology is biased

    you also need to read the stuff you posted-doesn't quite support your claims as you state
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    opinions noted not shared.

    tax breaks don't cost anything and are not a benefit unless tax breaks mean that those getting them are paying less than what they use

    right now its the bottom 80% who are getting tax breaks while those on the top of the tax burden heap pay far more than they use

    try again

    CNN is a leftwing propaganda site and their terminology is biased

    you also need to read the stuff you posted-doesn't quite support your claims as you state
    Dude, only one was an opinion, the other two discuss a study. It must be nice to dismiss reality because it has a liberal bias.


    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study

    Wealthy benefit most from tax subsidies: study | Reuters

    The rich should pay more taxes, because the rich get more from the government

    Why the rich should pay more taxes

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The United States spent nearly $400 billion last fiscal year to fund tax breaks and programs aimed at helping Americans build wealth, but the majority of that money went to the highest earning taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday.

    Tax policies gave $400 billion to the wealthy - Sep. 22, 2010
    I cannot afford to buy a congressman. I can't even rent one for a single hour. Based on household income and accumulated assets, I and my wife are in the top 10% of Americans. But I still can't get any face time with a politician.
    I did manage ONE response by email once, but it was probably from a staffer.
    Maybe the trick is to show up with a suitcase full of money.....
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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I cannot afford to buy a congressman. I can't even rent one for a single hour. Based on household income and accumulated assets, I and my wife are in the top 10% of Americans. But I still can't get any face time with a politician.
    I did manage ONE response by email once, but it was probably from a staffer.
    Maybe the trick is to show up with a suitcase full of money.....
    I hear ya. I get the same form response everytime I email my representative. Of course, i'm complaining.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I cannot afford to buy a congressman. I can't even rent one for a single hour. Based on household income and accumulated assets, I and my wife are in the top 10% of Americans. But I still can't get any face time with a politician.
    I did manage ONE response by email once, but it was probably from a staffer.
    Maybe the trick is to show up with a suitcase full of money.....

    Hookers are cheaper and probably more honest. You can tell when they say "oh yes baby your the best" in a monotone.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Dude, only one was an opinion, the other two discuss a study. It must be nice to dismiss reality because it has a liberal bias.

    the study is biased as I noted--tax breaks are not the same as handouts

    try again



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I cannot afford to buy a congressman. I can't even rent one for a single hour. Based on household income and accumulated assets, I and my wife are in the top 10% of Americans. But I still can't get any face time with a politician.
    I did manage ONE response by email once, but it was probably from a staffer.
    Maybe the trick is to show up with a suitcase full of money.....
    that's a de jure benefit the rich have???



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